EmPOWERment / NRG / CURB / NAACP Chapel Hill Candidate Forum

Info receive via e-mail from Julie McClintock:

Greetings Candidates!

As a candidate for the Chapel Hill Town Council, you are invited to participate in a Community Forum sponsored by organizations who value community participation in Town decisions. Organizers for this evenare Empowerment, NRG (Neighbors for Responsible Growth), CURB (Citizens United for Responsive Building), and the NAACP.

When and where?  Tuesday,October 11th, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Hargraves Center St. Joseph's Church  .

6:30 - 7 pm   Candidates meet and greet neighbors and community members, light refreshments 
7 - 8:30 pm  Candidates answer questions gathered from our neighborhoods and organizations. (Questions will be sent to candidates in advance.)

Kindly return by email this invitation to confirm your attendance.  We look forward to a fun and informative evening.

Thank you for your participation in ourTown elections!


Community Forum Organizing Committee:  Dolores Bailey, Julie McClintock, Del Snow, Al McSurely



Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm



Chapel Hill Personnel Appeals Committee approves firing of Clyde Clark by 5-1 vote


I would like to paste some information about the 5th annual HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) here, but their web site has nothing but ugly graphics. Nothing that I can copy. You can go there to see them.

I can tell you that this will be the first time in 5 years that I have missed the event (I learned of the date too late and will be out of town).

You should go! 


Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 4:30am


Downtown Raleigh

The REAL story behind the "Sanitation 2"

Dozens of people are commenting in public at rallies, in newspapers, and in Town Council meetings about how two men, Kerry Bigelow and Clyde Clark, were fired from the Chapel Hill Public Works department last fall. However, almost none of those people have access to the private details of the personnel decision that was made by the Town. How is it that these folks have a better understanding of the Manager's decisions than the Manager? Why don't the two fired workers make these details public? As Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt pointed out tonight, they and they alone can speak publicly about their ongoing appeal process with the Town.

I am increasingly alarmed at the confidence of statements I hear from people who seem to know almost nothing about the situation. No-one likes to see people lose their jobs, but I haven't heard any evidence that the Town has done anything wrong, and I'm not willing to condemn any staff members nor elected officials - who are legally obligated not to comment on the matter, especially while the appeal is ongoing.

Do you know the truth? If so, please spill the beans. If not...

Documentary about the naming of Martin Luther King Boulevard

Zoiks, I only just learned about this and have apparently already missed one of today's two airings on The People's Channel.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the town of Chapel Hill will air a documentary about the renaming of Airport Rd.

Monday at noon and 7 p.m. Chapel Hillians can follow the process of how the town’s Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard came to be. The film includes the entire dedication as well as the various ceremonial activities associated with the event.

The film features speeches by former Mayor Kevin Foy, United Methodist Reverend Jill Edens, late Council Member Bill Thorpe and former president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP president Fred Battle. Their powerful words are underscored by the music of the J.R. Manley Essence of God Youth Choir and the St. Joseph Male Chorus.

The 2005 spring day highlighted by the film marked Dr. King’s 45th anniversary visit to Chapel Hill. Monday, the town will celebrate Dr. King’s birthday for the 26th time. 

Chapel Hill was one of the first communities in North Carolina to declare Martin Luther King Jr. Day a municipal holiday. 

The film will air twice on Chapel Hill TV 18. 

-  Chapel Hill To Air Film About MLK Jr. Boulevard, 01/17/11 


Monday, January 17, 2011 - 2:00pm


The Peoples Channel



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